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Cleopatra's needle may not have been constructed in Central Park but you can thank American businessman Wm. Vanderbilt for donating $103k to have the structure moved from Egypt to NY in 1881
This Obelisk was erected first at Heliopolis, Egypt, in 1600 BC. It was removed to Alexandria in 12 BC by the Romans. Presented by the Khedive of Egypt, it was erected here on Feb 22, 1881
A gift to us from Egypt. Its too bad that its weathered so much. What an amazing artifact.
At night: Find a position around the obelix so that you can see a star or the moon right above the top of the obelix. Make a wish for yourself and someone you care about.
Also called Cleopatra's Needle.
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Check out the inscriptions on the claws at the base of the obelisk ... Some interesting historical information can be found...
look down the stairs at the ENT trees!!!!
Supposedly this was "stolen" from Egypt to be placed in the park. Fact or Fiction? You be the judge.
The north and east sides are the least weathered, with the best detail of the hieroglyphics, so make sure you walk around the obelisk
This is the oldest man-made object in New York. There is a twin in London, UK.
Terrific story behind the presence of this ancient artifact on the park.
City getting ready to restore and clean
This radiates fertility, even in December the birds sing about it like no where else in the park. Even saw a hummingbird in the snow.
Cleopatra's needle may not have been constructed on the Upper West Side but you can thank American businessman Wm. Vanderbilt for donating $103k to have the structure moved from Egypt to NY in 1881
The Kane Chronicles!
Hill repeats at night!